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carolina to new england to canada as a massive storm bears down on the east coast. we'll get the latest from the director of the national hurricane center. he's standing by live. and russia's military is blowing up tanks and missile launchers with a lot of air. we'll show you what's behind this secret inflatable arsenal. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the breaking news. an oil and gas production platform caught fire in the gulf of mexico today about 100 miles off the coast of louisiana. mariner energy, the company that owns the platform, says the fire began at one of seven active wells connected to the rig. 13 workers were forced overboard, but the coast guard says no one was hurt. the coast guard reports an oil sheen, although the company says there was no hydrocarbon spill. production from the platform recently averaged about 9 million cubic feet of natural gas and 1,400 barrels of oil each day. let's get some more from cnn's tom forman who is working this story for us. what do we know, tom? >> reporter: hi, wolf, mainly what we don't know at this
was a hurricane, it's tropical storm now p about it's weakened, still there's a severe weather threat. canada's atlantic provinces are now dealing with the remnants of this storm. it's done graded like i said to a tropical storm status, but delivering still heavy rain, driving winds in nova scotia. at one point it was a category 4, went to a 3, then a 2, and it's pretty much broken up now, lost a lot of the steam as it was spinning northward, relatively cool waters in the atlantic ocean, but the storm still could make landfall this nova scotia where people are watching and waiting. >> we're beginning to get some rain, but before that, there was to rain at all. the winds certainly getting stronger. >> back here in the u.s. at least, people up and down the east coast dodged a bullet a lot would say, but now they're wondering what about my weekend? it's the holiday weekend. three day weekend. reynolds, how is this going to affect people not necessarily weather-wise, but there's something else they need to be watching out for. >> kind of indirectly. when you see these big storms approach, the win
it too much, they do have the sense if they were an american band from canada, they might be in the rock 'n' roll hall of fame already. to rush fan, we say keep up the lobbying effort. by the way, we talked about 20 minutes. later on today, we're going to post the entire interview on the blog, cnn.com a. daut kaucnn.co. >> what do we show the video of you rocking with them on the stage, right now? >> that unique pleasure will be in 90 minutes' time. we're drawings the half hour. extreme weather to tell us about this morning. torrential rain, flash flood watching along the east coast this morning. the carolinas already with 15 inches of rain this week. could set a record. storms could dump 6 to 10 inches of new rain from new england. >> sad news from the entertainment world, tony curtis has died. the father of actress jamie lee curtis, best known for his role in "some like it hot" opposite marilyn monroe and jack lemon. there's no word on how the actor died. he was 85 years old. >>> and faisal shahzad planned to come back and detonate a second bomb had the first attempt been successful. a
. very close to canada and nova scot scotia. what we are seeing in this picture is something you can just barely make out. that would happen to be an area of low pressure, this kicked up right there. and at the same time, a frontal boundary that extends from it and that frontal boundary is going to help kick out that storm deeper into the atlantic and pushing it farther to the north out of harm's way. the question is where is it going to go? the latest path we have from the national hurricane center has it moving up towards nova scotia. i'm thinking landfall around noon. maybe a little bit beforehand. it's moving to the northeast at 30 miles per hour. just yesterday it was around 18 miles an hour. definitely has really increased its progress. certainly good news. the bad news is though, we still have a lot to deal with with this particular storm. you've got earl located right about here. going to put that down as an area of low pressure. at the same time, we have fiona, what is left of fiona, in this particular stop. those two entities, the issues now is you're going to have a lot of wave
. this next story, if you're driving down the street, this happens to be in canada, but if you're driving down the street and see that, what do you see? >> i see a kid getting very big. i mean, first reaction it looks like a kid in the middle of the road playing with a ball. >> look at that closely. you're driving down the street, you would think you're about to come up and hit a kid. that's the idea behind this. and it gives this 3d illusion, but they're trying a new system here to try to get people to slow down by giving this 3d illusion. naturally, reynolds, you could fool somebody, so what could possibly be the problem here? >> people would get used to it, become accustomed to it, so when you a real situation with a real child chasing the ball, there -- there you go. >>he other part people are concerned about, possibly what if you see that and think it is a real child and you swerve and you actually do hit, god forbid, a child or another vehic because you're swerving trying to miss what you think is a -- >> that's ait terrifying prospe. it really is. scary stuff. >> once you get used tous
the coast of cape hatteras, north carolina. storm warnings and watches stretch all the way to canada now. >> and hurricane earl is barrelling up the eastern seaboard, as you can see from the track here. it puts eastern long island as well as new england in the cone of uncertainty, meaning it could go -- as you take a look at the cone shape there, the white, it could go further east or further west. we're talking about long island here, new york, cape cod, nantucket, martha's vineyard later tonight. massachusetts governor duval patrick has declared a state of emergency. >> this storm is no longer what it was, but don't tell that to the people along the carolina coast. hurricane earl is hitting the outer banks hard it heavy rain, wind, and surf. >> we are up and down the east coast this morning. we have our reynolds wolf tracking earl's path from hurricane headquarters in atlanta. susan candiotti is in massachusetts. she's on cape cod for us this morning. >> allan chernoff is in montauk, the far eastern end of long island, which is inside the cone of uncertainty. and breanna is in ocean ci
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